Detroit Eviction Prevention Resources

NOTICE: The 36th Detroit Court announced the extension of its moratorium on evictions for the City of Detroit, the temporary suspension will continue through August 15, 2020. Tenants are still responsible for paying rent during the eviction moratorium.

Resources are available to assist Detroit residents facing eviction. The City of Detroit, in coordination with Southwest Counseling Solutions and the Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND), will provide eviction-prevention programs to Detroit tenants. These eviction defense programs are administered by City partners at United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC), MI Legal Services and Lakeshore Legal Aid.


If you or someone you know is facing eviction and has received a notice to quit or a court order summons, complaint or judgement, please access the eviction prevention program by calling the Eviction Prevention Hotline number (opens on July 16, 2020) or completing the online Eviction Prevention Intake Form provided below. After filling out the intake form, the City’s partners will set residents up with the service best suited for their situation. If eviction proceedings have begun, the priority will be legal defense services. The partners will also determine how much financial aid the residents may be eligible for. Renters will qualify based on their current household income and family size. Those who earn up to 100 percent of the area median income (AMI) are eligible.


Documents checklist:

  • Copy of a notice to quit or a court order summons, complaint or judgement;
  • Copy of a driver’s license or ID for the tenant (with proof of residency if expired);
  • Most current copy of the lease in tenant’s name (if available);
  • Completed W-9 Form (Request for Taxpayer, Identification Number and Certification)
  • Copy of payment history
  • Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) Tenant Application (coming soon)